Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
for coming in. >> thank you. >> up next, remembering nelson mandela, the president and mrs. obama are on the way to south africa right now for what is becoming a massive memorial, perhaps the largest in world history. heads of state will be gagering to pay respects. it will be a security nightmare for agents around the world. >> cans on across the country thanks to a wintry mix. we will have none other than jim cantore who will be live from the snowy northeast. a look ahead at the politics planner. >> it will bed bidens for them for a holiday celebration. you are watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. once upon a time, an insurance clerk stumbled upon a cottage. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressive. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®.
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
bralt battleground stating the life of nelson mandela this week. >> i know president obama was really warmly received by that crowd. what about some of the other world leaders? >> you know, ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary-general, got a huge ovation as well. the u.n. obviously was, you know, a big part of the changes here. you know, the crowd a few times was actually chastised by the master of ceremonies because they would start kind of doing their own celebration in various parts of the stadium. but, you know, as i said earlier, it's a singing culture. it's one of the most beautiful things i've enjoyed this week is the spontaneous singing and dancing on the street. i will admit there have been a few times the only thing that kept me from dancing on the streets was the fact that it would show up much later. >> well, that wouldn't be so bad, lester. anyway, lester holt, thank you very much. i'm now joined by former u.s. ambassador to south africa donald gibbs and nbc contributor shar lain hunter-gault, who's been covering african politics since 1997. i want to start with you. te
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
including a young barack obama called for the universities to end investments in south africa. free nelson mandela was a popular cry and pressure grew for sanctions. it was not just jesse helmings who had staged a filibuster to block a martin luther king holiday and blocked sanctions against south africa, president ronald reagan was against sanctions against south africa opening up a split in the gop. after the government crack said down on anti-apartheid protests in reagan's first term will killing more than 2,000 blacks and imprisoning thousands, they had a party of constructionive engagement. >> this is a sovereign nation. you ka can't tell them how to run their country. >> after may passed sanctions, reagan vetoed the bill in september. >> i think the simple case is that punitive sanctions that would affect the economy there would not only be disruptive to surrounding states that are linked to south africa's economy and be punitive to the people that we want to help. i think that up on the hill there whatever intentions there may be, they are asking for something that would not